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Broken resistance on a GA-8IHXP (rev3) mobo

I tried to install a new zanman cooler for the cpu but i used the wrong type of screws and I broke a small electronic component that was just above the cpu on the position labeled as "R916". I would like to know what this component was (probably a resistance) and the technical specifications of it so that I can replace it.
Needless to say, the system now will not start.

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  • labgrav Dec 23, 2007

    Yeah, that would be the easy part...

    I forgot to mention that the resistor is damaged beyond recognition (it has become dust). That's why I need someone else to tell me what I sould be looking for, if he knows.

    Any ideas?

  • labgrav Dec 23, 2007

    Yeah, that would be the easy part...



    I forgot to mention that the resistor is damaged beyond recognition (it
    has become dust). That's why I need someone else to tell me what I
    sould be looking for, if he knows.



    Any ideas?

  • labgrav Dec 23, 2007

    No, as far as I know. This board was hard to find even the time it was on the market, so you can imagine how difficult it is to find one now.

    All I need is for someone to tell me the code the resistor has on it (the little letters and numbers) and then I am pretty sure I can repair my board. Does anyone have this board so that he can take a look and tell me?

    And all that because of a really bad writen manual of the zalman cooler!!! :-///



    P.S. I have already sent an e-mail to Gigabyte asking them for this info, but I am not very optimistic about their answer. One time in the past I needed support for a problem I had on the same board with the capacitors, the level of support they provided was out of the scale...downwards! I would love to be paied only to tell people to ask the local distributor for their problem.

  • labgrav Dec 23, 2007

    I have to buy a new board, new ram, new cpu, new vga and new HD. Hmmm... good idea!

    And all this withought the fact that I take monthly images of my system and I have avoided a format this way for more than 5 years. New system means everythink from the begining. This is what I want to avoid mostly.

  • labgrav Dec 24, 2007

    I have not called them because I live in Greece and if I call I don't even know where, I will pay even more than I would pay if I was to buy a new system!

    As for the possibility of finding another board that is compatible with mine, all I have to say is that the memory modules I use are RIMMs. I do not think there are many boards out there for this type of memory.

    I am waiting for the second answer from Gigabyte, and if anyone of you guys happen to find the info I need, please notify me asap.

    Thanks.

  • labgrav Feb 26, 2008

    Fixed it!!!



    I found at a store a long forgotten rambus techology motherboard from Gigabyte and it also had the R916-positioned resistor. I made the repair and... vuala! POST.

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Buy a new board, waste of time to repair it. Been there and done that.

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Its a resistor. The colored bands show exactly what the specs are.
Here is a page to show you how to read it.
http://wiki.xtronics.com/index.php/Resistor_Codes

If you take it out radio shack should be able to match it up for you.

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  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Dec 22, 2007

    Let me know how you make out

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Dec 23, 2007

    Are there any stores around you that sell that board?

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Dec 24, 2007

    Have you called them for a photo or info on the resistor instead of e-mail?



    Being optimistic I am sure that you can find a similar one that uses your processor,ram, etc.

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